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Media Contact: Jennifer Benka
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May 09 2018

New York, NY (May 9, 2018)—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has approved a $70,000 Arts Work grant to the Academy of American Poets to support the organization’s efforts in increasing the audience for poetry through its signature programs, including National Poetry Month,, and Poem-a-Day.

Apr 11 2018
New York, NY (April 11, 2018)—The Academy of American Poets, the producer of, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Quarterly West to share poems published in this influential journal.
Apr 05 2018

Several cities across the United States, including Miami, Philadelphia, and San Antonio, are celebrating National Poetry Month this April with almost daily events. The Academy of American Poets, the New York City-based creator and producer of National Poetry Month, is also encouraging city residents to join in celebrating poets and poetry.

Mar 29 2018

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Joy Harjo has selected Emily Skaja as the recipient of the 2018 Walt Whitman Award, the nation’s most valuable first-book prize for a poet